Kojima presenting at PAX Prime

Longtime designer to discuss past, present, and future of Metal Gear series at game convention next month in Seattle.

Gamers eager to scoop up every morsel of Metal Gear information should mark their calendars for September 1. On that day at PAX Prime 2012, Hideo Kojima will participate in a PAX Prime 2012 panel of the past, present, and future of the Metal Gear series, Konami announced today.

Kojima will open up on Metal Gear next month at PAX.

The one-hour session will focus on the history of the Metal Gear franchise, which marks its 25th anniversary this year. The session will be held at 1 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, Washington. It is open to all PAX attendees.

The next entry in the Metal Gear series is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which was recently assigned a release date of February 19, 2013. The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 action game is in development at Platinum Games (Bayonetta, Mad World), and a demo for the project will be included with copies of Zone of the Enders HD Collection, another Kojima property.

In June, Kojima confirmed Metal Gear Solid 5, which will not directly tie in with the upcoming Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Kojima also confirmed that Metal Gear's main character, Solid Snake, will appear in the game.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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Ace10of27Spades
Ace10of27Spades

It's definitely not a slap to MY face...Although I have always loved the sneaking action of the MGS series, I have also always wished I could play as a cyborg ninja! I was so wishful I could use a player like Grey Fox, Olga, or ESPECIALLY Raiden in MGS 4. I remember watching a certain cutscene in Act 2, and WISHING I could do that kind of thing in a MGS game. After so many games with the same feel, this one will be such a breath of fresh air! And besides that, there hasn't been a good ninja game in many, many, many years, IMO. It's just perfect that I get a sweet, new, guaranteed awesome, ninja game...and it happens to be in the Metal Gear universe! Awesome! I am SO grateful for a video game like this!

Fox-13
Fox-13

I never expected Rising to be like the rest of the Metal Gear Solid games. It's more of a side story that gives you a chance to tackle the same war-like environment with a new set of skills (cyborg-ninja skills, lol). Remember Gray Fox? In MGS with the VR missions you could play with him in some missions. To few of them!! At that time I wished I could play more with him, and now I have that chance. The stealthy infiltration legacy of Metal Gear will surelly continue in MGS5, dont worry and give a chance to this game to!

sephirothsfan02
sephirothsfan02

MGS Rising is a disgrace and a slap in the face to all MGS fans, I´m not buying any of your crap Konami

freshprinceali
freshprinceali

Me: "I wan't to see what you meant by see-through underwear. So if there was a lady boss, could I maybe...like somehow maybe see her...speaking off the record, her..um..you know Hideo..?"

 

Hideo Kojima: "Yes, even snakes."

 

Me: "Nah, I'm good. Im not into seeing his Twin Snakes, or his Sons of Liberty. This interview is over. "

HiroArka
HiroArka

Happy Happy .. Joy Joy!!!

 

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

If I would've been at that panel, I would have one question to Kojima, and one question only:

 

How can a man, after 25 years and being nearly 50, look THE EXACT SAME AS HE DID THREE DECADES AGO?!

 

GODAMMIT, WHAT MANNER OF SORCERY IS THIS?!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I really hope he gets a good translator 

staranise
staranise

I`m still pissed at kojima for not porting mgs3 and mgs4 on the PC...when, you bloke, when!?? (* ̄m ̄)

fredwv
fredwv

nice photo.  Looks like an evil genius.

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

The MGS series ended with MGS4 for me. Anything comes after it is pure milking.

thundercave01
thundercave01

i want to know why they cloned big bos he must have bin some hero in ww2...

make it snake in a ww2 setting now that would be awesome... 

Falru
Falru

You know what I'd love to see? Hideo Kojima and Fumito Ueda collaborate on a project together. Although I'm not sure if those amazing developers would be able to actually agree on anything.

 

It would still probably end up awesome.

glack123
glack123

I'd love to see Solid Snake again, but I'm not quite sure what more they can do with him. I would love to see a game about  The Boss and the Cobra Unit and the creation of the Philosopher's Legacy.

DrScorpio
DrScorpio

oh yehh! I'm dieing for MGS5!! and better id Solid Snake is back!

gamergath
gamergath

September 1st. Hope something will come about the future for my favorite character, Solid Snake <3

exedeath
exedeath

With 6 hours of gameplay, and 20 hours of cutscenes. I do love the Metal Gear universe that Kojima created, and I will be picking this up as soon as it comes out.

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

Snake will appear on MGS5??

 

either his last day as vegetable (like Zero) 

or

prequel of MGS / after MG2

tgwolf
tgwolf

Telling the future of Metal Gear is about as easy as telling the past--Sequels and new gimmicks! Next topic... 

soulless4now
soulless4now

Seems like it's the 25th anniversary for a lot of series this year. 

X-RS
X-RS

Ot'll be rgeat to know how that ZOE game is going... -_-

OGKNav
OGKNav

Goddamn everytime I see an image of Kojima, he always looks like he's having intellectual thoughts or he's going to tell you something after said deep thoughts.

killman961
killman961

i was kind of dissapointed that it isnt anything like MGS. It plays differently. But then i understood you're raiden not snake :P

Rovelius
Rovelius

"The one-hour session will focus on the history of the Metal Gear franchise, which marks its 25th anniversary this year."

 

50 mins of PR talk, 5mins of MGS5 PR talk and 5mins of MGS5 screenshots (if insanely lucky)

redskinStu
redskinStu

It would actually be awesome to listen to this guy speak. He created the cyborg ninja and Metal Gear Rex.

TRAVISTOUCHD0WN
TRAVISTOUCHD0WN

kojima is one of the reasons i am in game school right now at fullsail hopefully one day i can work for his legendary team !!!!!

iluvOP
iluvOP

Cant wait. Kojima is da man.

Devils-DIVISION
Devils-DIVISION

 @sephirothsfan02 

This game has nothing to do with the MGS series. There will undoubtedly be an MGS5. So I dunno what your bitchin' about?

Japanese_Jade
Japanese_Jade

 @sephirothsfan02 A slap in the face? And btw, its not "MGS Rising". If you actually kept an open mind and read about Rising, you would know Kojima himself removed "Solid" because its not stealth. Therefore, MGR (Metal Gear Rising). 

pcty
pcty

 @TohouAsura I saw a picture of satoru iwata from 1993 when they created kirby and he seems to be getting younger with time.

GhansB
GhansB

 @staranise 

rofl!

2012 and no PS3 or X360? even a true PC player should atleast own 1 of them for some console exclusives

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @solid_snake1461 You won't think that after playing Peace Walker.

 

MGS will be a milk cow the day it drops it's story, stealth, and atmosphere for attracting a wider market.

 

Actually, might aswell call MGS4 a cash cow.

Steba93
Steba93

 @solid_snake1461 I don't mind as long as the following games are top quality like previous MGS games.

Angeal367
Angeal367

 @thundercave01 He was a national hero, he was cloned as part of the Les Enfants Teerrible project in an attempt to create the ultimate super soldier. This is where Solid, Liquid, and Solidus Snake come from.

 

 

KirbyKirb20
KirbyKirb20

 @thundercave01 Have you not played Metal Gear Solid 3? It takes place in 1964, and explains Big Boss's origin.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @glack123 Goodness, no. Playing the Boss and the Cobra unit? Why? It's so mundane and has nothing to do with the canon that ties directly to Snake. The Boss isn't even THAT cool. A good character yeah, but one to play as? Eh.

 

And how can you say they can't do anything with it? Why does every MGS fan say that? You people are a dissapointment, all of you.

 

Ever heard of Philanthropy? No, Not that fan-made movie. between MGS1 and MGS2. And what about between MGS2 and MGS4? It was never really explained what happened there.

 

Food for thought.

top-wiz
top-wiz

 @glack123 Im confused, do you mean one before MGS3? because they talked about how the Philosopher's Legacy was created. About the Boss and the cobra unit. although they didn't go into details about the cobra unit besides the sorrow.

TohouAsura
TohouAsura

 @hippiesanta No, No, No...

 

If it was a remake it wouldn't be called MGS5... and what about between MGS1 and MGS2? MGS2 and MGS4?

 

JESUS.

tgwolf
tgwolf

 @soulless4now lol, yeah because Nintendo bust out their games at about the same time...rather like clockwork, hmmm...

tgwolf
tgwolf

 @X-RS Now THERE is a game to look forward to!

Dahorsh
Dahorsh

 @OGKNav Or he's brushing his teeth...very...very...carefully. And thoughtfully. Hmmm...did I get that molar polished enough? Hmmm...I'll have to revengenance that incisor...Hmmm...Yes...Incisor...Molar...Bicuspid...

mastergundam
mastergundam

 @OGKNavhe's actually a genius, btw this is just an old pic GS put on as usual....

 

JJB03
JJB03

 @TohouAsura Metal Gear Rising was suppose to be the bridging gap between 2 and 4 but Kojima's team lost there bottle once Kojima left them to work on the project on their own. As for Philanthropy, I can't see that being a very interesting point to show in the plot of MGS to be worth going back to now and calling that MGS5, now that we have had MGS4 which was suppose to tie up everything anyway, if there was a game about the Philanthropy organization it should be a small side thing like the peace walker games, that plot would be rather anti climatic compared to MGS4. They could remake the old Metal Gear games that came out on the SNEZ that would be interesting but again it still would be rather anti climatic compared any of the other sequels that came out before it and its a rather cheap and easy option. Tbh there really isn't much they can do with Solid snake after MGS4 without it seeming rather cheap, but Kojima is always full of cleaver and deceitful surprises.